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Unformatted text preview: The Free High School Science Texts: A Textbook for High School Students Studying Physics. FHSST Authors 1 August 5, 2005 1 See http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/fhsst Copyright c 2003 Free High School Science Texts Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License. i Contents I Physics 1 1 Units 3 1.1 PGCE Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.2 TO DO LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.3 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.4 Unit Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.4.1 SI Units ( Syst` eme International dUnit es ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.4.2 The Other Systems of Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.5 The Importance of Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.6 Choice of Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.7 How to Change Units the Multiply by 1 Technique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.8 How Units Can Help You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.8.1 What is a sanity test? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.9 Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.10 Scientific Notation, Significant Figures and Rounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.11 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2 Waves and Wavelike Motion 11 2.1 What are waves? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.1.1 Characteristics of Waves : Amplitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.1.2 Characteristics of Waves : Wavelength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.1.3 Characteristics of Waves : Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.1.4 Characteristics of Waves : Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.1.5 Characteristics of Waves : Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.2 Two Types of Waves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2.3 Properties of Waves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.3.1 Properties of Waves : Reflection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.3.2 Properties of Waves : Refraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.3.3 Properties of Waves : Interference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2.3.4 Properties of Waves : Standing Waves . Properties of Waves : Standing Waves ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course CPHY 101 taught by Professor Jay during the Fall '10 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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